Chronic Back Pain Specialist Humboldt TN

Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain.

Satish Odhav, MD
(731) 664-0002
371 N Parkway Ste 400
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Hillary Kaplan
(615) 322-3000
2002 Richard Jones Rd # B300
Nashville, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Vanderbilt
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jeffrey Haas, DO
(423) 586-4336
3255 Bay View Way
Morristown, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1991

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Donley D Siddall, MD
PO Box 553
Collegedale, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda C
Graduation Year: 1970

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Paula Ann Herring, MD
7945 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jacob Asher Aelion, MD
(731) 664-0002
731 N Parkway Ste 400
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Tennessee Bowld, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Ut Medical Group Univ Physicians Foundation

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Christian James Rhea
(615) 284-2222
222 22nd Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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William David Craig
(423) 826-0800
1035 Executive Drive
Hixson, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Harry Bernard Blumenfeld, MD
(901) 761-2100
5580 Hackberry Cv
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1958

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Michael K Watterson, MD
(615) 340-4613
2014 Patterson St
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1995

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Chronic Back Pain

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Pain and anger seem to go hand in hand. Clinical research has shown that chronic low-back pain sufferers tend to have high levels of anger and that anger exacerbates the experience of pain. Now an innovative pilot study shows that loving-kindness meditation—a Buddhist technique for fostering love and transforming anger into compassion—can help reverse the cycle.

“Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain,” says Jim Carson, PhD, of the Duke University Medical Center and the study’s lead author.

The study tested an eight-week loving-kindness program for chronic low-back pain patients, who were randomly assigned to conventional care or the meditation intervention. The patients who used loving-kindness techniques showed significant improvements in their pain and psychological distress levels that correlated to the time spent practicing the meditation on any given day.

“I was somewhat surprised by how people, once they started using the methods, reported changes in their life and relationships,” Carson says. Who knows, showing a little bit of kindness and compassion may be the ultimate form of pain relief.

Elizabeth Marglin

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